Former Celtic star Landry Nguemo dies in car accident aged 38

Landry Nguemo playing for Celtic in 2009.
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Celtic fans have been left shocked at news that former star Landry Nguémo has passed away.

The 38-year-old was involved in a car accident in his home country of Cameroon, with the Cameroonian Football Association (CFA) confirming his death, reports the Daily Record.

The incident occurred in Ngomo, near the city of Bafoussam, and the ruling body has since put out a statement offering its "deepest condolences to his family, friends, and the entire football community".

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It reads: "The Cameroonian Football Federation (FECAFOOT) has just learned the tragic news of the passing of former Indomitable Lion Landry Nguémo in a traffic accident.

"Nguemo, who was a key player for the Cameroonian national team from 2006 to 2014 and a former member of Girondins de Bordeaux, will be remembered for his contributions to football."

Nguémo was brought to Celtic Park in 2009 on a season-long loan deal by Tony Mowbray, after breaking into the main team of French side Nancy.

The star became a fan favourite and made 34 outings for the Hoops.

Following the news being tweeted out, one fan responded: "Terrible news, so sad, rest in peace Landry."

Another added: "He was always one of my favourites, such a tragic loss at such a young age"

While football account, Inside The SPFL posted: "Terrible news, N'Guemo was a player, his attitude was excellent and enthusiasm was infectious, it's a shame his move wasn't made permanent in 2010.

"38 is no age at all, feel for his loved ones, car accident, it further highlights how precious but unpredictably cruel life can be."

Fans of rival team Rangers also posted their condolences, with one tweeting: "This is absolutely tragic. I remember him being your best player under Mowbray, I was glad yous didn’t sign him permanently, he was a real classy defensive midfielder. 38 is no age. Very sad."

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